Office of Medical Student Affairs


The principal objective of the Office of Medical Student Affairs is to serve the needs of the students in the many aspects of life in the School of Medicine. A student who has a question about the experience here and who is uncertain as to an appropriate resource for an answer should check with this office. Anyone needing assistance in adapting to this environment, or advice about personal or professional matters, should visit the Associate or Assistant Deans for Medical Student Affairs. The range of issues that may be addressed is broad and additional resources will be found when needed.

The office plays a major role in the application process for postdoctoral positions, in arrangements for special funding of student projects, and in working with the Johns Hopkins Medical Student Senate and other medical student groups. Notices containing new or more current information on a variety of topics are posted on this website and/or sent to each student at frequent intervals.

Hours and Location

Armstrong Medical Education Building, Suite 230

Walk-In hours are available on a weekly basis for all the deans. Please review OMSA Office Hours to review walk-in hour times.

medical students after receiving stethoscopes

Formal appointments are not made for walk-in hours. For your convenience, a sign-up sheet is available in the office and you will be seen in the order that your name is on the list. The walk-in hours are for students who may have a question that can be answered in an amount of time that will allow other students the opportunity to also take advantage of these hours. Please feel free to stop by or call the main office at 410-955-3416 to schedule an appointment if you have a lengthy issue to discuss. You may also email [email protected].

Office of Medical Student Affairs Personnel

Katherine Chretien, M.D.

Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Phone: 410-955-3416
Email: [email protected]

Katherine Chretien
Barry S. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Phone: 410-955-3416
Email: [email protected]

Barry S. Solomon
Sarah L. Clever, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Phone: 410-955-3416
Email: [email protected]

Sarah L. Clever
Nathan Alex Irvin, M.D

Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Phone: 410-955-3416

Dr. Irvin

Ellen Kaplan, M.Ed.
Learning Specialist and Disability Coordinator
Office Phone: 410-502-6295
Cell Phone: 443-745-5390
Email: [email protected]
Location: Armstrong Medical Education Building, Rm. 312

Robin Lin Lenzo
Director, Student Services and Housing
Phone: 410-955-3419
Email: [email protected]

Michael Brown
Budget Specialist
Phone: 410-955-1325

Danielle Deguzman
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 410-955-3416
Email: [email protected]

Wellness & Support Resources

Need support for the challenges of academic and personal life? There are many resources in the JHU community for students to use.

Medical Student Senate

The Medical Student Senate (MSS) represents the medical student body to the faculty and administration of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. MSS also organizes social, charity, and educational activities for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.